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Coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans tests positive for COVID-19.

Coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans said on Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and has been quarantined awaiting additional testing.
Vrabel said he was suffering from a sore throat and earache.
He was tested at the team’s headquarters on Sunday morning, and the results were positive.
He was supposed to meet with reporters in person, but his availability was pushed back an hour and the meeting was held through Zoom.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE FOXNEWS.COM SPORTS COVERAGE “This isn’t the first time we’ve gone through this, so whatever the regulations are, we’ll follow them exactly as they’re put out,” said Vrabel, who revealed he got vaccinated this spring.
After a pair of joint workouts in Tampa on Wednesday and Thursday, the Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE Vrabel wouldn’t specify if there were any more people in quarantine.
He stated that the Titans would have further information on Monday.
Last season, the Titans had the first COVID-19 epidemic in the NFL.
Tennessee was fined $350,000 after the NFL postponed two of its games.

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Floyd Reese’s fingerprints are all over the Titans and Nashville, and they’re better for it.

TAMPA, Florida –
— John Robinson sat in a Raymond James Stadium suite Saturday night, watching his Tennessee Titans beat the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-3, and, like most Titans fans, he probably walked away loving Caleb Farley’s performance, disliking parts of the reserve offensive line’s play, and wondering if Sam Ficken would be his kicker.
After a long fight with cancer, he died on Saturday at the age of 73.
Robinson said he received numerous texts on Saturday from fans across the league expressing their admiration for Reese, the best general manager in Titans/Oilers history.
“I think probably the best way I could sum it up would be, when I took the job here in Tennessee, (then-president and CEO) Steve Underwood called me in his office,” Robinson told The Athletic on Saturday.
“‘Hi, I just wanted to share something with you,’ Steve remarked.
Floyd Reese and I last spoke on the day we let him leave as GM (in 2006).
That is, until last week, when he contacted me on your behalf and gave me a call.
He thinks highly of you, and considering the last chat I had with him, I believe it says a lot about him that he would pick up the phone and vouch for you like that.

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10 takeaways from the Bengals’ win over the Buccaneers, according to Dehner Jr.

TAMPA, Fla. — Returning on the road and playing real football games was a rewarding experience.
Cincinnati accomplished one of three steps toward being ready for the season opener against Minnesota by defeating the Super Bowl champions 19-14.
Even though the starters didn’t play much and Joe Burrow didn’t play at all in the opener, there was still plenty to watch and learn from.
This was the night for you if you were drafted in 2020 or 2021 and had no NFL experience.
The rookies provided a slew of reasons to cheer.
Here are some of the things I noticed in Tampa that stuck out in the context of the season.1.

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The Super Bowl champions rest their starters and lose 19-14 to the Bengals.

TAMPA, Fla. AP National Sports By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer
(AP) — Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 19-14 to the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL preseason opener.
The Bengals’ Chris Evans scored on a 1-yard run to cap a long drive, while kickers Evan McPherson and Austin Seibert combined for four second-half field goals.
Cincinnati didn’t have quarterback Joe Burrow on the field, but neither did Brady or the rest of Tampa Bay’s regulars.
Brady had six snaps and completed one throw for nine yards.
He’d also been fired before.

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Coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has confirmed that Tom Brady will play in the preseason.

Tom Brady will participate in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said everyone will play in the preseason opener against the Bengals, including star quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady, 44, will see some play, if not a lot, at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, according to Arians.
Brady guided the Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in February of his first season in Florida.
The Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl as a franchise.
It was Brady’s sixth game in a row, which set a new record.
Arians defied the practice of keeping starting quarterbacks on the sidelines during the preseason to avoid injury, revealing that he doesn’t have a fixed number of plays in mind for Brady.
“We’ll just have to wait and see,” Arians remarked.
“Normally, it’s a drive or two.”
Manning teases Brady in Hall of Fame speech Five-time league MVP Peyton Manning headlined the Class of 2021 as part of the five-member modern-era group of former players to join the NFL Hall of Fame, along with Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson, Alan Faneca, and John Lynch.
Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion, was the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win two Super Bowls with two separate teams: Indianapolis in 2006 and Denver in 2015.
Manning’s longtime friend and adversary Tom Brady was in attendance, prompting Manning to remark, “By the time Tom Brady is inducted in the first year of his eligibility in the year 2035, he’ll barely have time to post his acceptance speech on his Instagram account,” referring to the Hall’s mandated speech guidelines of eight minutes per person this weekend.
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Coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has confirmed that Tom Brady will play in the preseason.

Tom Brady will participate in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said everyone will play in the preseason opener against the Bengals, including star quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady, 44, will see some play, if not a lot, at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, according to Arians.
Brady guided the Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in February of his first season in Florida.
The Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl as a franchise.
It was Brady’s sixth game in a row, which set a new record.
Arians defied the practice of keeping starting quarterbacks on the sidelines during the preseason to avoid injury, revealing that he doesn’t have a fixed number of plays in mind for Brady.
“We’ll just have to wait and see,” Arians remarked.
“Normally, it’s a drive or two.”
Manning teases Brady in Hall of Fame speech Five-time league MVP Peyton Manning headlined the Class of 2021 as part of the five-member modern-era group of former players to join the NFL Hall of Fame, along with Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson, Alan Faneca, and John Lynch.
Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion, was the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win two Super Bowls with two separate teams: Indianapolis in 2006 and Denver in 2015.
Manning’s longtime friend and adversary Tom Brady was in attendance, prompting Manning to remark, “By the time Tom Brady is inducted in the first year of his eligibility in the year 2035, he’ll barely have time to post his acceptance speech on his Instagram account,” referring to the Hall’s mandated speech guidelines of eight minutes per person this weekend.
Follow along with preseason updates at skysports.com/nfl and on Twitter @SkySportsNFL.

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Tom Brady and the champion Buccaneers pay a visit to Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden welcomed Tom Brady and the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House for the first time since 2017.
Brady had not been to the White House since 2005, when he was a member of the New England Patriots.
Bush was the president at the time.
Brady has won the Super Bowl in four separate administrations, but the Patriots did not visit Barack Obama in 2015 or Donald Trump in 2017.
After winning in 2019, the Patriots decided not to attend as a team.
Brady was in the front row, escorting Biden, coach Bruce Arians, and owner Bryan Glazer into the event, which included jokes about Brady’s age and the election, as well as a push from the president for players to receive coronavirus vaccines if they hadn’t previously.
Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, joked with Biden that people didn’t think the Buccaneers would win the Super Bowl “and 40% of people still don’t think we won,” and that his inability to keep track of downs earned him the nickname “Sleepy Tom.”
The number 46 jersey was chosen since Tampa Bay is entering its 46th season as a club, according to Glazer.
On Tuesday morning, players Donovan Smith and Bradley Pinion from the team’s social justice committee met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss voting rights.
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